Small business regulatory reform agenda stalled without leadership in Labor Department, says National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Contact: Jack Mozloom, 202-406-4450 or 609-462-5610 (cell)
Washington, D.C. (February 16, 2017) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today issued the following statement on behalf of President and CEO Juanita Duggan in response to President Trump’s nomination of Alexander Acosta for Labor Secretary:
“We are very pleased that President Trump moved quickly to offer a nominee for Secretary of Labor. Overregulation is one of the top three problems for small business owners. Reversing some of the costly and unworkable labor regulations of the past eight years is a key priority for NFIB, and advancing that agenda requires strong leadership at the Department.
“Alexander Acosta is an experienced public servant with a distinguished record. His knowledge of labor issues and his service as U.S. Attorney make him an especially strong candidate to take on the entrenched bureaucracy, which has imposed unbelievably severe and costly regulations on small business in recent years. We urge the Senate to act swiftly.”